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Alaina Martinez Business Leadership December 4, 2016 On July 12, 100 BCE (some say 102), Gaius Julius Caesar was born. His Mother was of noble birth and his father was the Praetor who governed the province of Asia. His parents supported the Populare ideology, “which favored democratization of government and more rights for the lower class as opposed to the Optimate factions’ ideas of the superiority of the nobility and traditional Roman values which favored the upper classes. The Optimate and the Populare were not political parties in conflict with each other but political groups which many people shifted between.” This would help Caesar later in life. When Julius’s father died, he became the head of the family at only sixteen. After weighing the options Julius decided that belonging to the priesthood would bring him and his family the most benefit. After Julius got nominated as the new High Priest of Jupiter, The Ruler Sulla declared himself dictator and started having his enemies killed off, particularly those who held the Populare ideology. When Caesar was targeted he fled Rome but soon after his sentenced was lifted due to mother’s noble family. Sadly he was stripped of his priesthood. With no way to support himself or his family, he joined the army. He was a great soldier and he even got the civic crown for saving someone during battle. Later he was promoted to staff a fleet of ships, Caesar was very successful in this endeavor. After enough time in battle, he
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